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‘Voices from Care Homes: Gathering evidence for better building design’
I was recently interviewed by a lovely reporter on  Wave 102 about my upcoming   Cafe Science Talk ‘Voices from Care Homes’ on Monday, 30th March.
I was asked about the work BESiDE are undertaking to generate evidence of what is needed in the future of care home design to better support older adults in maintaining their wellbeing, independence, mobility and quality of life.
I explained that I will,

give an overview of BESiDE’s research findings and discuss plans of how this new knowledge will be disseminated into design practice. It will be of interest to anyone concerned with themes of ageing, wellbeing, technology, independence, and mobility within the built environment.”

I said that I hoped for some participation by asking,

“What would you want and need if you lived in a care home?”

“WiFi, natural light and colour, privacy, your own front door?”

How can the design of care homes better support older adults in maintaining their wellbeing, independence, mobility and quality of life? Understanding how to create such environments remains a key challenge.

In this talk I will explain how we are collecting this evidence. I will give an overview of findings and will discuss plans of how this new knowledge will be disseminated into design practice.

I hope that this talk will be of interest to anyone concerned with themes of ageing, wellbeing, technology, independence, and mobility within the built environment.

This talk will take place at Avery & Co, 34 South Tay Street, Dundee on Monday 30th March 2015, at 7pm.
It is free and everyone is welcome. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment and get a comfy seat. I am looking forward to it!!!

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